Galilee View

For the next four days, we staying in Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee. You can see the Golan Heights mountains across the sea. That’s Syria on the other side, and Lebanon is just a little further north.

When Jesus was teaching the people after the Beatitudes and feeding the 5,000, that was a little north of here, close enough to walk or ride in those days. The scriptures say that Herod sent men from Tiberius to check out the rumors.

This was after the first Herod had died, and his kingdom split in two. The Herod who wanted to capture Jesus had men in Tiberius. His brother reigned the other side of the Sea of Galilee, where what is now Lebanon and Syria. That is why it says Jesus sent his disciples ahead, but he took the boat across the sea to meet them there. He wasn’t just taking a time out from his disciples, but was getting himself out of the territory where Herod had authority to arrest him. Herod’s brother across the sea didn’t care what the Jews were doing the way Herod did, so Jesus was safer crossing the lake so he couldn’t be arrested.


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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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